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Saturday, 30 November 2013

Totally Gorjuss 212 - Snow's The Way To Go.

Hi everyone, I hope I'm speaking to you on Saturday morning! It's very wild and windy here (Friday evening) and I can't get online on my laptop! I'm bit reluctant to try adding a photo of my card as I added one on my DT post and it ended up sideways!!

This week at Totally Gorjuss our theme is "Snow's The Way To Go." This should be easy, shouldn't it? After all we're all busy making our Christmas cards just now aren't we?
Here's what I made this week.

Hope I can get online sometime before this posts as I'm pretty sure this photo will end up sideways too. It did but I managed to get online when I should have been leaving for work!

I've used a sentiment and the cute Igloo Bears image from LOTV. Simply coloured with Promarkers and finished with some bakers' twine. We're sponsored by the lovely people from . I'm sure you'd all like to have a browse around their online store!

I've got an all day class today - at least I would have if I didn't have to work in the morning lol! So I'll have to miss half of it but hopefully I'll get the instructions for the cards I miss.

Have a lovely weekend everyone and thanks for looking.

Kat xx

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Saturday, 23 November 2013

Totally Gorjuss 211 - Child's Christmas.

Good morning everyone, Saturday again! I don't know about where you are but it's been very cold here this week. Our knit and crochet group was cancelled on Tuesday because the roads were so bad. So I decided I might as well go to work and have the afternoon off for the next meeting. I thought the organisers were being unneccessarily cautious till I went out to go to work and discovered how slippy the roads were! The afternoon postie confirmed how bad the road was between us and the nearest village so I think it was probably right if a bit of a disappointment to cancel the meeting.

Enough waffle! At Totally Gorjuss this week our challenge is "Child's Christmas." And of course it doesn't have to be a card, it could be a present. Hope you can join us as we have two sponsors this week, Bugaboo and The Ribbon Girl so you have two chances to win.

Here's what I made quickly - since I didn't have a lot of time. As usual!

I used :-
Image and sentiment :- LOTV.
Colouring :- Promarkers.
Snowflake - Martha Stewart.
Pearl :- Hobby House.
Glamour Dust and Ribbon.

Thanks for looking and hope to see you over on the challenge blog.

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Kat xx

Friday, 22 November 2013

One more sleep.............!

No not for me, I'm past being excited about my birthday lol. It's Poppy's birthday tomorrow and she's very excited about it! She'll be 6. Seems like five minutes since we waited days for her to finally appear about 12 days late. Seems to be a habit with Catriona's children. Oliver's birthday was on the 9th and he was 12 days late too!

Since Poppy is a very girly little girl and does ballet and likes dolls (unlike her Mum) I thought this sweet LOTV image was perfect for her card. I finished off with some ribbon, punched butterflies, pearls and lots of Glamour Dust. Nearly forgot the sentiment's from Stampin' Up!.

Hope she likes it.  Hope you like it too!

I sent her a pink, fluffy leapord print (?) onesie from M&S. Think I'll be popular with her. Oliver certainly loved his dog onesie. He had it on as soon as it arrived lol!

I'd best go and schedule my DT post for tomorrow while my broadband is working. But that's another story!

Thanks for looking and I hope you can find time to tell me what you think.

Kat xx

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Totally Gorjuss 210 - Three Patterned Papers.

Good morning everyone. I'm writing this on Friday afternoon before I go to work while I can get online. I'm sure you're all fed up hearing about my broadband problems so I'll just say that Orange mobile broadband works here but it can be a bit temperamental!!

This week at Totally Gorjuss We'd like you to use 3 patterned papers on your card or project. Easy! Even I can do that. I admit it wasn't easy after so many CAS cards recently but these pads of LOTV papers are so easy to use as they all go together that I think I managed!

I used:-
Image :- LOTV topper.
DP and sentiment :- LOTV.
Gems :- Hobby House.
Glamour Dust.
Ribbon from stash.

Have a lovely weekend everyone, catch up later.

Thanks everyone who takes time to leave a comment.

Kat xx

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Imagine being married for 50 years!!!!!!!!

Sounds like a sentence doesn't it!? I made this card for a lovely couple who have been happily married for 50 years and I'm sure it doesn't seem like a life sentence to them!

I'm on a rota to drive people to church and I drive Sandy and Jean every month. They're a lovely couple and devoted to each other. When I first knew them they were both officers in the Boys Brigade and Sandy was Captain when my son finished BBs at almost 18. When they had a car it was never any problem to them to give other people a lift so I think it's good that other people now do the same for them.

I just heard the date of their anniversary the day before so my card was a wee bit late as I had other things to do before I could get a card made. They were delighted with it so I'm happy.

I used :-
Sentiment :- Stampin' Up!
Flowers :- Nellie Snellen punches.
Pearls :- Hobby House.
Embossing folder :- Couture Creations - Tied Together.

I'm quite pleased with how it turned out. A wee bit fancier than anything I've been making recently!

I'd best go and get a raffle prize organised for my WRI quiz night tonight. I've already wrapped one but I thought maybe I'd wrap up some of my cards as a prize too.

Thanks for looking and I'll see you tomorrow with some cards I made for  a colleague.

Thanks also to everyone who leaves lovely comments which encourage me to carry on blogging.

Kat xx 

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Oliver's Four Now

I think I forgot to show you Oliver's birthday card. He was four on Saturday and just to make his day his doggie was two. Guess that makes them twins lol! Oliver had a very busy weekend. he had a birthday party on Saturday morning, one on Saturday afternoon and his own on Sunday afternoon. I think he was a very tired wee boy, full of birthday cake on Sunday night. I got a pic of him on Monday wearing his new dog onesie that he got for his birthday from popular Gran (moi) and Grampa. He loves it and put it on as soon as he got it!

But I digress, here's his birthday card.

I used :-
Image, sentiment and DP :- LOTV. (Image is one of their toppers.)
Card Candy :- Craftwork Cards.
Bakers' Twine :- Ribbon Girl.

Oliver loves his doggie and he also loves his bike so I thought he'd like this image. He always talks about their young dog as "his Brodie." 

I've still no idea what the challenges are just now, maybe I'll get a few minutes to look around tomorrow. I'm hoping to also show you another card tomorrow that I made for a lovely couple who celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary last week. I also have some cards I made for a colleague and some Christmas cards. I may not have been around online but I haven't been completely idle!

In the meantime thanks to everyone who visits me and takes time to leave me a lovely comment.

Kat xx

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Totally Gorjuss 209 - Remember.

Good morning everyone. I've got my fingers crossed here so it's not easy to type lol! I've reluctantly changed my broadband supplier. I couldn't cope any longer with hardly being able to get online! I've gone for Orange mobile using a dongle. My daughter has had Orange mobile for quite a while. She doesn't have a landline, she doesn't see the point! 

This week at Totally Gorjuss our theme is "Remember." Quite appropriate for this time of year but I'm sure you can put your own spin on it. I've used a favourite stamp and kept my card very simple. I just coloured the stamp with markers and didn't add any more colour to the petals or leaves.

Here's what I made.

I used :-
Image :- Pleasant Poppies from Stampin' Up!
Coloured with SU markers in Real Red, Always Artichoke, Old Olive and Basic Black.
Sentiment :- from the Wetlands set from SU.

I've hardly been around the challenges for ages so I've no idea what's going on out there. I'll check up this afternoon after work.

Today is my grandson, Oliver's birthday. I can't believe he's 4 already! Poppy will be 6 in a fortnight's time. Every time we see her, which isn't very often, she's trying to read everything she sees. Doesn't seem long since her Mum was the same. Catriona loved to read when she was little.

I hope you can join us this week. Crafters' Companion are sponsoring us this week and I'm sure they've got lots of bargains to tempt you even if you don't win the prize.

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Kat xx

Friday, 8 November 2013

Oops I forgot to show you these..........!!

I've been so busy this week I forgot to show you the other Halloween card and the boxes of Halloween sweeties I made for Poppy and Oliver!

Images :- all from Penny Black.
Boxes :- Cricut - Bags, Tags, Boxes and More.
Ribbon in orange and black.
Card Candy :- Craftwork Cards.
Washi Tape :- Stampin' Up!
Colouring :- Promarkers.

I don't know if they liked the cards and boxes but I'm pretty sure they liked the choccies!

I'm hoping that this new mobile broadband is going to be a success. So far it's working pretty well, sometimes even better than my previous supplier. I've got a couple of other cards to show you when I've got a minute to blog them.

Thanks for looking and I'd love to hear from you if you've got a minute to spare.

Kat xx

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Totally Gorjuss 208 - Anything Goes Plus Snow.

Good morning everyone and time for another challenge at Totally Gorjuss. This week we'd like to see "Anything goes plus snow." This suits me perfectly as I'm really trying to get on with my Christmas cards just now. This week we're sponsored by Craft All Day so don't forget to give them a visit.

This week I have another simple card using a gorgeous LOTV image.